What is a Centre for Doctoral Training?
Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) aim to train tomorrow's leading researchers to address science related problems for the benefit of society. Doctoral Training Programmes (within CDTs) provide structured PhD training. There is a focus on multidisciplinary challenges in modern science, with groups of doctoral students working as a group in a defined scientific area.
How long does a CDT programme last?
Each programme varies in structure, but usually lasts for four years. The first 18 months is an intensive period of learning, which includes taught modules and a research project. During the four years, you will develop high-level expertise in a particular topic but with the excitement of working in multidisciplinary environments.
Centres for Doctoral Training
We are no longer recruiting to these centres. Confirmation of a new funding round for CDTs is expected to be announced in December 2018 / January 2019 (for study from 2019).
Academics in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences play key roles in the following CDTs:
- Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (joint with the Universities of Durham and Edinburgh).
- Fluid Dynamics
- Complex Particulate Products and Processes
You may also be interest in:
- Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
- Data Analytics and Society
- Astbury Centre BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme
- Astbury Centre Wellcome Trust 4 Year Programme on the molecular basis of biological mechanisms. (places available for 2019 entry)
- Panorama NERC Doctoral Training Partnership is a powerful environmental science partnership covering three overarching scientific themes: atmosphere and climate, earth processes, and the living world to address a range of environmental science grand challenges, UK industrial goals, and international development goals. (places available for 2019 entry)
If you would prefer to undertake a standard PhD we offer a number of funded opportunities across a range of disciplines.